Blogs

Blogs, short for weblogs, are a type of online diary created and updated by the user that can be used for commentary or reflection, descriptions of events, or links to other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.

Creating a blog

  1. To create a blog, Create new>More>Blog to open the blog wizard.
  2. Panel 1: fill in title and give short description (maximum of 200 characters) of the purpose of the blog. This is not an entry.
  3. Panel 2: select a template and colour settings from panel 2.
  4. Panel 3: select view and post to blog entry to start adding entries to your blog.

Posting to a blog

Complete the following steps to add an entry to a blog.

  1. Select the Post New icon to open a New Post form
  2. Title your post
  3. Type the entry
  4. Upload a new file if required
  5. Select the submit button to post it to the blog

The new post form allows you to title your entry, write the text in the message area, upload a new file to attach to the entry then submit it to your blog

Send to options: sharing and publishing your blog

Blogs may be kept as a private journal or you may wish to share your blog with others. If you share your blog with others, they will also be able to post new entries to it. Alternatively you may need to publish your blog to a gateway for assessment or want to publish it to the web.

There are two ways to share your blog with others.

  1. From the send to option in panel 3 of the blog wizard, select the appropriate option, e.g. person.
  2. With your blog selected in your asset store, select the send to option, then the appropriate option e.g. gateway.

To allow comments to be added by people you have shared your blog with, set the appropriate comment permission in the second panel of the send to options.

Further information

Sharing and publishing

Commenting on a post

Complete the following steps to post a comment to a blog:

  1. Select the Post Comment link in the appropriate entry
  2. Add your comment in the comment window
  3. Select the submit button to add the comment to the post.

Conversations can be started by adding comments replying to comments, conversations can be shared among

Adding assets to a blog

Attached assets and links appear in the side bar under links in your blog. Images appear in the blog itself as a separate entry. Text can be added to an image entry through the Edit Entry link in the blog post. There are three ways to add assets and / or links to your blog.

  1. With the blog wizard open, select the add/edit link option in panel 3
  2. With your blog selected in your asset store, select the add/edit link from more options.
  3. Select any asset in your asset store, then send to>blog. Select the appropriate blog if you have multiple blogs.
To add/edit an asset attached to your blog, select the add/edit link option from panel three of the blog wizard.  To add/edit an asset attached to your blog from your asset store, select the add/edit link option from the available options.  Any asset can be added to a blog by selecting the asset in your asset store, then selecting send to>blog from the available options.

Resources

PebblePad presentation help videos: sharing
Creating, posting and updating blogs (PDF, 339 KB)

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